ECPM ON THE SPOT
ECPM is developing action in a number of countries in order to spread the abolitionist cause far and wide. This work hinges on four essential areas.
The first, federation, involves identifying actors committed to combating the death penalty and enabling them to unite their strengths. Reinforcement, the second area, aims to assist these actors in their struggle against capital punishment by providing support, be it strategic, financial, logistical, etc. This in turn can feed the third area: advocacy. This requires the organisation of high-level political meetings, the creation of awareness raising campaigns, the establishment of regular anti-death penalty events, etc. Finally, the Education section is particularly interested in raising awareness among citizens in the school environment. Through its involvement on the ground, ECPM has developed real expertise in the various obstacles to abolition which can persist in a variety of national contexts.
Since when ?
With whom ?
ECPM works with CIFDAH, ACAT Burkina and the Burkina-Faso coalition.
What objective ?
The objective of ECPM in Burkina Faso is the abolition of the death penalty. For this, ECPM promotes the meeting of various actors (NGOs, lawyers, doctors, journalists) so that networks fighting against the death penalty multiply across the country. ECPM supports civil society actors in their advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty, educates parliamentarians on the abolitionist argument and facilitates the presence of Burkina Faso actors at international events on the death penalty
December 19 and 20, 2016: ECPM organizes the parliamentary seminar on the abolition of the death penalty in French-speaking Africa, in the presence of parliamentarians from 14 countries of French-speaking Africa.
Since 2016: in partnership with the CIFDAH and the Faso Coalition against the death penalty, ECPM has been carrying out an advocacy campaign with the authorities aiming to introduce the abolition of the death penalty in the new constitution of Burkina Faso
May 31, 2018: Burkina-Faso abolishes the death penalty at 83 votes to 43.